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Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.

Feb 11, 2019

Anthropology Undergrad to receive Undergraduate Student Research Award

Congratulations to Rose Moir! She is the recipient of an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The funds will allow her to spend the summer working on a research project with Dr. Tristan Carter in the McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab. Her project is entitled ‘Forms of Household Consumption of Obsidian at the Neolithic Site of Hasankeyf Höyük’.

Feb 05, 2019

Social Sciences awarded close to half a million dollars in SSHRC funding

Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is being awarded through Insight Development Grants.

Jan 30, 2019

Canada’s new food guide: A fail on culture and sustainability?

Anthropology PhD candidate and host of the AnthroDish podcast, Sarah Duignan, discusses how the new 2019 Canada Food Guide could present dominant visuals of affordable foods like frozen vegetables — to connect to more Canadians and tackle food insecurity.

Jan 18, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.

Jan 10, 2019

Is trying something new worth risking your GPA?

What if we told you that you can step outside of your comfort zone to try an elective course outside of your program with no risk to your GPA?* Now you can with McMaster Personal Interest Courses (PIC).

Jan 10, 2019

Academic advising extended hours

During Winter registration dates (Jan. 7 to 15) the Social Sciences Academic Advising Office in KTH 129 has extended drop-in hours.

Jan 07, 2019

It’s not too early to start thinking about Level II program selection

As the winter term begins, it’s not too soon for students to be thinking about Level II program selection. The range of programs options in the Social Sciences can be overwhelming, and the Faculty wants to help Level I students choose a program which best suits their educational and career goals.

Jan 07, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.

Jan 03, 2019

Using archaeology to understand the past, present and future of climate change

Andrew Roddick, associate professor of Anthropology uses ancient examples in Bolivia and Florida to demonstrate, climate doesn’t determine our futures. Our choices have always mattered, and they still do.

Dec 18, 2018

Anthropologist-as-interlocutor, or Yes, it’s a Real job: Applied anthropology in a business context

Colloquium: Dr. Tania Ahmad, Head of Human Insights, Idea Couture. Her talk entitled Anthropologist-as-interlocutor, or Yes, it’s a Real job: Applied anthropology in a business context. Nov. 21, 2018 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in L.R. Wilson Hall, room 1003. All Welcome!

Nov 15, 2018

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Sandra Widmer

"Well-Being for Melanesia": Alternative Indicators, Local Expertise and Women's Pregnancy Care in Vanuatu Dr. Sandra Widmer, Assistant Professor of Anthropology,York University Wednesday November 7, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Wilson Hall, 1003 ALL WELCOME!

Nov 06, 2018

Ancient Roman libation tubes that connected the living to the dead

The practice of “pouring one out” on a grave goes way back. Some Roman graves had a libation tube to deliver wine & food to the deceased according to Associate Professor and Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Tracy Prowse

Nov 05, 2018

How Russians have helped fuel the rise of Germany's far right

The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD says Anthropologist Petra Rethmann, Director of the McMaster Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.

Nov 01, 2018

Graduation – Student Checklist

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable convocation ceremony for you and your guests, please make certain you complete the following tasks by the appropriate deadlines. If you intend to graduate but will not be attending your ceremony, there are still tasks that must be completed to finalize your graduation.

Oct 29, 2018

New Book- Russia: Anthropological Insights

Dr. Petra Rethmann's new book, Russia: Anthropological Insights, "offers a brief introduction to the anthropological study of Russia. Moving beyond the conceptual iron curtain that has divided past study of Russia into "East" and "West," it situates Russia in a global context and provides readers with all of the necessary analytical tools for understanding the complex cultural and social configurations of the contemporary Russian Federation.

Oct 24, 2018

Apply for the McCall MacBain International Fellowship

Valued at up to $23,500 per fellowship for up to 10 McMaster students, the McCall MacBain International Fellowship will offer you the chance to learn a new language, study, and gain work experience in a country of your interest.

Oct 22, 2018

Anthropology Colloquium Series “Towards A Sustainable Approach: Canid Isotopic Dietary Signatures”

Please join us Wednesday October 24, 3:30 – 5:00 pm in KTH 109 for the talk “Towards A Sustainable Approach: Canid Isotopic Dietary Signatures” by Dr. Bonnie Glencross and Dr. Gary Warrick, Wilfrid Laurier University

Oct 11, 2018

New Book: Athapaskan Matriliny and Trade in Canada and Alaska

McMaster Anthropology Alumnus Wayne W. Allen explores Matriliny of Alaskan and Canadian indigenous groups in a new book, “Athapaskan Matriliny and Trade in Canada and Alaska”. Mr. Allen obtained his B.A. and M.A. at McMaster. Book copies are now available online.

Oct 11, 2018

McMaster's Faculty of Social Sciences is turning 50

Join us for a day of discovery as we celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences at McMaster! Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Oct 09, 2018

Wild Nights: Sleep and Human Evolution: A talk by Dr. David Samson, University of Toronto, Mississauga

What does how you sleep have to do with human evolution? Our immune strength, working memory, attention, decision-making, and visual-motor performance all depend on sleep. How then could elders’ insomnia and teenagers’ penchant for staying up late have evolved? Wednesday October 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm KTH 109 ALL WELCOME!

Oct 02, 2018